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      Vulgar

      2000, Drama/Lgbtq+, 1h 31m

      26 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Vulgar more than lives up to its title. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      The misadventures of Will (Brian O'Halloran), a struggling professional clown, determined to make a living performing at kids' parties. Downtrodden in every respect, and picked on by everyone from the neighborhood juvenile delinquents to his own mother, Will reinvents himself as Vulgar, the transvestite clown, improving his fortunes with his shock performances at bachelor parties.

      • Rating: R (Disturbing Sexual Violence|Strong Language|Some Shootings)

      • Genre: Drama, Lgbtq+

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Bryan Johnson

      • Producer: Monica Hampton

      • Writer: Bryan Johnson

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $14.9K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Lionsgate Films

      • Production Co: View Askew Productions, Shongo Filmworks Ltd, Chango Productions

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo, Dolby A, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital

      Cast & Crew

      Brian O'Halloran
      Brian Quinn
      Ethan Suplee
      Scott Mosier
      Kevin Smith
      David A. Klein
      Ryan Shore
      Ian MacGregor
      Jamie Schutz
      Thom Leidner
      Lisa Beth Mareiniss
      Aaron Hakeem
      Amanda Nanawa
      Paris Petrick
      David Glaser
      Alan Scher
      Paul Kaye
      Matthew O'Connor

      Critic Reviews for Vulgar

      Audience Reviews for Vulgar

      • Sep 09, 2011

        Utterly disturbing, the message was unclear, totally revolting.

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      • Apr 05, 2010

        A confused, but surprisingly not incompetent, mess.

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      • Feb 14, 2010

        Disturbing, but actually well acted for the most part. Low budget but it doesn't need a whole lot of money to tell this story. Not the comedy people would think it is especially with the people involved. Uncomfortable to watch, but well done.

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      • Jul 15, 2008

        I don't know what I expected going in, but I think that if this movie had more faithfully lived up to its title it would have been a lighter and much better movie. Instead this movie is just kind of dark and sad and unrelentingly bleak. Everything about this seems depressing and really drags you down, which is a bit of a shame, because a movie called Vulgar had the potential to be a boundary-pushing, shockingly hilarious opus. The Vulgar the Clown character alone held such potential. It's too bad this ended up being such an oppressive, harrowing and tragic downer.

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